Take Action: Oppose Slashing EPA Budget

*Action Item*

Trump’s budget eviscerates the EPA and the State Department. We will address State in coming days. Today:
Call and email your Representative and Senators and remind them the public overwhelmingly supports the EPA.

Contact:
Jeff Flake
Washington, D.C. Office
P: 202-224-4521
Phoenix Office
P: 602-840-1891
Web contact form: https://www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff

John McCain
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 952-2410
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 445-0833
(928) 445-8594
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2235
(202) 228-2862
Web contact form: https://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Representative: Tom O’Halleran
202.225.3361 (Washington, DC)

Script: “Hi, this is _____________ calling from ____________. I am calling today to express my deep concerns with recent signals from the Trump administration that it plans to mount an assault on environmental protections. First, the Head of the EPA publicly denied the effect of greenhouse gasses on climate change. Second, President Trump’s proposed budget calls for reducing the staff and budget by over a fifth. I like most of your constituents strongly support clean air and clean water and am more engaged than ever. Please oppose and vote against any cuts to the EPA’s budget and hold Pruitt accountable if he chooses to side with his allies in the fossil fuels industries rather than with his scientists in the EPA. Second, please oppose efforts by House Republicans especially Lamar Smith to alter and weaken scientists authority at the EPA. Scientific independence is what allows the public to have so much confidence in the EPA.
Please tally my call. Thank you”

Sources: 

*Action Item*

Trump’s budget eviscerates the EPA and the State Department. We will address State in coming days. Today:
Call and email your Representative and Senators and remind them the public overwhelmingly supports the EPA.

Contact:
Jeff Flake
Washington, D.C. Office
P: 202-224-4521
Phoenix Office
P: 602-840-1891
Web contact form: https://www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff

John McCain
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 952-2410
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 445-0833
(928) 445-8594
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2235
(202) 228-2862
Web contact form: https://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Representative: Tom O’Halleran
202.225.3361 (Washington, DC)

Script: Hi, this is _____________ calling from ____________. I am calling today to express my deep concerns with recent signals from the Trump administration that it plans to mount an assault on environmental protections. First, the Head of the EPA publicly denied the effect of greenhouse gasses on climate change. Second, President Trump’s proposed budget calls for reducing the staff and budget by over a fifth. I like most of your constituents strongly support clean air and clean water and am more engaged than ever. Please oppose and vote against any cuts to the EPA’s budget and hold Pruitt accountable if he chooses to side with his allies in the fossil fuels industries rather than with his scientists in the EPA. Second, please oppose efforts by House Republicans especially Lamar Smith to alter and weaken scientists authority at the EPA. Scientific independence is what allows the public to have so much confidence in the EPA.
Thank you,

Sources:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/03/01/white-house-proposes-cutting-epa-staff-by-one-fifth-eliminating-key-programs/?utm_term=.5c14c6ffd6b8

https://nyti.ms/2mzKoqg

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/323161-house-committee-passes-two-epa-science-bills

 

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